Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute

July 9–11, 2019  |  Denver, Colorado

The annual Leadership Institute offers lead teachers, coaches, and curriculum specialists the tools for developing and sustaining a successful implementation of Bridges in Mathematics, Number Corner, and Bridges Intervention.

Please Note: The Leadership Institute is designed for those that have implemented Bridges in Mathematics 2nd Edition for at least one full school year.

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Registration Deadline: June 14, 2019 or when institute is full. 

Keynote Presenters

The keynote speakers for 2019 are Alisa Simeral, Jennifer Bay-Williams, Graham Fletcher, Marian Small, Mike Flynn, and Christopher Danielson. In addition to attending these exceptional presentations, you'll have the option of attending two afternoon breakout sessions. These sessions focus on Bridges Intervention, differentiation for highly capable students, coaching, and technology.

Alisa Simeral

Alisa Simeral

Alisa Simeral is an author for ASCD. A school turnaround specialist and veteran educator, Alisa has guided school-based reform efforts as a teacher, dean, and instructional coach. Her consistent emphasis has been on improving the adult-input factors that contribute to the betterment of the student-output results.

Jennifer Bay Williams

Jennifer Bay Williams

Jennifer Bay Williams is a professor at the University of Louisville where she teaches math education. She has co-authored Mathematics Coaching: Resources and Tools for Coaches and Leaders; Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, and more.

Graham Fletcher

Graham Fletcher

Graham Fletcher has served in education as a classroom teacher, math instructional lead, and currently as a math specialist. Graham’s work with the math progressions and problem-based lessons has led him to present throughout North America and beyond. 

Marian Small

Marian Small

Marian Small, the former Dean of Education at the University of New Brunswick in Canada, writes and speaks about K–12 math around the world. Her focus is on teacher questioning to get at the important math, to include and extend all students, and to focus on critical thinking and creativity.

Mike Flynn

Mike Flynn

Mike Flynn is the Director of Math Programs at Mount Holyoke College. Mike is the Author of Beyond Answers: Exploring Mathematical Practices with Young Children, a book designed for elementary educators, particularly K–2 teachers to help them understand how math practices unfold in the classroom.

Christopher Danielson

Christopher Danielson

Christopher is a former middle-school teacher who has worked with math learners of all ages, from elementary-school teachers to his own children. Armed with a PhD in mathematics education, he creates books and toys to support children's mathematical development.

Benefits of Attending

  • Understand how to continue a successful implementation of Bridges in Mathematics.
  • Enhance leadership effectiveness by differentiating your supervision and coaching practices.
  • Explore ways to encourage the professional growth of your teachers.
  • Experience math practices in action.
  • Reflect on math assessments and accurate reporting to families.
  • Become familiar with MLC online resources that support administrators, teachers, and families.
  • Network with colleagues from around the country.

Institute Agenda

Daily Schedule

July 8   Optional Meet & Greet at 5:00 pm
July 9    Sessions from 8:00 am–4:00 pm
July 10    Sessions from 8:00 am–4:00 pm
July 11   Sessions from 8:00 am–12:00 pm

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Bridges Breakouts

You'll have the option of attending two Bridges breakout sessions on each day. Topics include:

  • Bridges Intervention
  • Meaningful Distributed Practice & Work Places in Bridges
  • Working with Reluctant Teachers
  • The Super Power of Number Corner
  • Coaching with Bridges
  • Bridges Pre-K: Meaningful Authentic Assessment for Learning
  • Working with Highly Capable Students
  • Equity and Access for All (ELL)
  • Using Data to Drive Instruction

Transportation, Hotel, and Dining Information

The Leadership Institute will again take place in the Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park. 16455 East 40th Circle, Aurora, Colorado. See below for more information or check out the hotel's website.


The hotel has a complimentary shuttle to and from the Denver Airport. The shuttle runs on a 30-minute schedule in the morning and evenings, and a 60-minute schedule during the day. Download the shuttle schedule.

If you're driving to the hotel, parking is complimentary for Leadership Institute attendees in the hotel's parking lot. Driving directions


Breakfast is included for up to 2 guests per hotel room, per day. Lunch will be provided by The Math Learning Center in the meeting rooms on Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10. Dinner is on your own.

The restaurant inside the hotel is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


The room block at the Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park is now full.  There are several other hotels within walking distance.

Please reserve your room at a nearby hotel.